Foundations which carry and spread concentrated loads to the soil from superstructures is called pad foundation. They are usually placed to transfer point loads from the column or framed structures a…

Advantages of Pad Foundation

Advantages of pad foundations are written below-

  • Economic
  • Shallow pad foundation requires less excavation.
  • Size and shape can be varied depending on site condition.

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Disadvantages of pad foundation

Disadvantages of pad foundations are written below

  • Foundation size may become very large depending on the loads.
  • Weak against uplift force and lateral forces.

Foundation is one of the most important parts of the structure. It transfers the total loads from the structure to the soil and provides stability to the structure. Foundation can be primarily classif…

 

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